Section 208.027 RSMo requires Temporary Assistance (TA) applicants and participants to submit to a screening for illegal use of a controlled substance. If the screening provides reasonable suspicion, then a drug test must be completed.
The Family Support Division (FSD) filed the following regulations with the Secretary of State outlining the process for implementing Section 208.027 RSMo:
- 13 CSR 40-2.400 Definitions for the Screening and Testing for the Illegal Use of Controlled Substances by Temporary Assistance Applicants and Recipients
- 13 CSR 40-2.410 Screening Temporary Assistance Applicants and Recipients for Illegal Use of a Controlled Substance
- 13 CSR 40-2.420 Testing for the Illegal Use of a Controlled Substance by Applicants and Recipients of Temporary Assistance
- 13 CSR 40-2.430 Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Temporary Assistance Recipients
- 13 CSR 40-2.440 Hearings for Proceedings under 13 CSR 40-2.400 through 13 CSR 40-2.450
- 13 CSR 40-2.450 Assignment of a Protective Payee Over Temporary Assistance Benefits When the Head of Household is Declared Ineligible for Temporary Assistance Pursuant to 13 CSR 40-2.400 through 13 CSR 40-2.440
Beginning March 4, 2013, all applicants and participants for Temporary Assistance (TA) benefits who are age eighteen (18) or older and are the head of household will complete a screening for illegal use of a controlled substance. The applicant must be age 18 on the date of application.
There is no cost to the applicant or TA participant for the screening, the drug test, or participation in a substance abuse treatment program.